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Chapter-03 Nomenclature and Classification

BOOK TITLE: Use of Progestogens in Clinical Practice of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Author
1. Goel Neerja
2. Jain Sandhya
3. MV Anita
ISBN
9789352702183
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/14146_4
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2018
Pages
3
Author Affiliations
1. University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Delhi, India, University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Delhi, neerjagoel2002@yahoo.com, University College of Medical Sciences and GTB Hospital, Delhi, India, University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, New Delhi, India
2. The University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS) and Guru Teg Bahadur (GTB) Hospital, New Delhi, India, University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital,Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Delhi, sumeet_singla@indiatimes.com, University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Delhi, India, University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, New Delhi, India
Chapter keywords
Progesterone, testosterone, ethyl group, methyl group, progestin, synthetic progestin, natural progestin

Abstract

This chapter describes nomenclature and classifications of progesterone. Progestogens can be broadly classified into natural and synthetic forms. The only natural progestin is progesterone. It is obtained from animal ovaries, Mexican yam roots and soybeans. Synthetic progestins can be further classified as progestogens structurally related to progesterone, progestogens structurally related to testosterone, substitution of ethyl group in place of methyl group, and newer progestins.

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